Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

What Would You Do? Lightweight Wood Building

September 2, 2014

Check out a new firefighting simulation from John "Skip" Coleman on a fire in a lightweight constructed building.

Oregon Firefighters Knocked Back at Strip Mall Fire

August 28, 2014

Firefighters knocked backward by explosive flames while fighting a three-alarm fire at a Oregon City strip mall early Wednesday sustained just minor injuries thanks to their protective suits.

Ottawa Training Program Focuses on Modern Fire Dynamics

August 28, 2014

Ottawa Fire Services is involved with other international players in the realm of firefighting in devloping a new curriculum based on an understanding of modern fire behavior and fire dynamics.

An Introduction to the Chemistry of Fire: Going Beyond the Basics

August 27, 2014

Joshua Scalf offers some basic knowledge on the chemical causes of fire in this first in his series of articles on a subject with which all firefighters should be familiar.

At Least Two Firefighters Injured in New Haven (CT) Fire

August 26, 2014

Fire tore through a restaurant Monday night in New Haven, Connecticut, causing a partial collapse and injuring at least two firefighters.

Woman Set Reservation Fire to Give Friends Work

August 23, 2014

A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.

North Haven Citizen Helps Rescue Residents From Burning Condo

August 21, 2014

As fire tore through a condo complex in New Milford on Thursday morning, a North Haven dad who was delivering school supplies to children of soldiers injured in war became a hero for residents and saved lives.

Firefighters Gain Ground on Wildfire near Yosemite

August 19, 2014

Hundreds of firefighters worked a fast-moving wildfire in the foothill town of Oakhurst on Tuesday, limiting the casualties to eight buildings and halting the fire's spread into nearby Yosemite National Park.

The Fire Attack-Ventilation Connection: Street Considerations

August 19, 2014

Anthony Avillo-Although the recent studies on coordinating fire attack in the modern fire environment may not necessarily yield new information, the science behind them reinforces what we already know: that to ensure safe firefighting operations, you must coordinate suppression with ventilation.

Roundtable: Door Control

August 15, 2014

What steps has your department taken to add this "evolution" or assignment of door control in your department? How would your department handle this fire usng the new procedure? Share your thoughts with other Fire Engineering readers.